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Coming Up with the Cash to Pay for Sewer System Upgrades

Do you want the MSD to borrow about a $1 billion, and your sewer rates rise to $61 dollars a month by 2020? Or do you want the district to pay cash as it goes, and your bill go up to $96 dollars a month by 2020?

03/05/2015

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Missouri and Illinois Exceed Predicted Totals for Obamacare

Missouri and Illinois have both exceeded the predicted totals for enrollment in the expanded Medicaid coverage.

05/02/2014

U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-East Moline)

Dead Farmers, Retirees Receiving Millions from Government

U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-East Moline) says, in introducing a bill, federal retirees have collected $600 million from 2006 to 2010 even though they were deceased, and more than $1 billion has gone through the farm program to farmers who have not been among the living for three years or more.

11/22/2013

Two Lego men decorate the top of a wedding cake. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Missouri National Guard Providing Military Benefits to Same-Sex Couples

Despite Missouri’s ban on gay marriage, the Missouri National Guard is providing military benefits to same-sex couples.

09/20/2013

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States Pushing Back Against New Set Of Uniform Educational Benchmarks

Some states are pushing back against a set of uniform benchmarks for reading, writing and math that have been fully adopted in most states and are being widely put in place this school year.

05/28/2013

Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich (Credit: KMOX)

State Auditor to Investigate Allegation of “Gun List”

He’ll audit the Department of Revenue to find out if personal information from driver’s licences and concealed gun applications is being shared with the federal government.

04/10/2013

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To Tamms, Prison Closure Means Pain, Betrayal

There’s anger at Gov. Pat Quinn in the Alexander County community of Tamms over his decision to mothball the state’s only “supermax” facility.

07/01/2012

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Feds Moving Closer to E15 Gas

Most ethanol fuel sold for passenger cars and pickups today is 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent gas.

04/03/2012

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Koster: Mortgage Settlement Not Good Enough

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says it’s a good start, but probably won’t be enough money to help everyone hurt in the mortgage crisis.

02/10/2012

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Feds Dig into Blagojevich Pensions

State officials said last month they plan to deny Blagojevich’s $65,000-a-year pension, just as they did to his predecessor.

11/09/2011

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